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The movie is good, the book better. The difference is simply the magazine layout, which included some nice illustrations to accompany each segment of the story. The one person that actually read it said the only thing she disliked about it is that, while the entire thing is told in first person narrative, it changes from character to character throughout.

It is during McPherson’s narration we get to see events as they really are, bringing about for the reader an lahra of the detective’s thought process and actions so twisted out of context by Lydecker. The detective continues the story — but not through to the end: We see that the hero of the film is dead. The first one is Waldo Lydecker – a snobish, self-centered intellectual who sees himself as the Pygmalion who guided Caspsry through success in the glizy New York society.

Thomas added it Aug 14, Only the man she was set to marry, Shelby Carpenter, was able to withstand the glare of Lydecker’s poison-pen scrutiny.

Laura (Stage Play)

Refresh and try again. This is a fas “Laura” is one of the best examples of the classic noir mystery novel. Preminger, it just means she’s shrewd. But Caspery is smart enough to let us see into a woman’s heart as well, and make us understand.


He is questioning the entourage and everyone is a suspect, until the circle is narrowed down to the killer. A quick look at her biographical notes online offer a few suggestions and furthermore point to several autobiographical notes in her most famous novel. Vera Veera is playing a dangerous game. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Must be the one for Laura, Queen of Outer Space instead of the novel you review.

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Oct 09, George K. But, I warn you. Newer Post Older Post Home. Caspery’s descriptions of the encounters between Lydecker and McPherson are splendid. This is no simple task.

So, for example, when Lydecker suggests an after-dinner Courvoisier, McPherson responds: Feb 15, Realini rated it really liked it. In addition to the movie, Caspary co-wrote a play version of Laura in He has recently vear from being shot, and so not only is he gaining a reputation for being smart and creative, but he has also proven his metal as well. Maybe casspary would have been better if I didn’t know the s film so well.

Who shot Laura Hunt? But until recently, I had never read the source material—the novel Laura by Vera Caspary. What a masterpiece it would have been if it did!

Laura by Vera Caspary

Laura could not have been more different than these people, her inner beauty inspiring loyalty in her working-class maid, Bessie. Opposite Waldo Lydecker is a practical, pragmatic man who makes a job out of finding other people secrets. You can almost feel the breeze in the popular open-air restaurant where they dine and hear the young woman going from table to table singing, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.


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As much as I like jazz, the Anderson character add more opportunity for acid lines in the piece and Danny kind of drags as a red-herring suspect.

For those five people out there not familiar with this vaspary, the Laura of the title has been killed just inside the door to her apartment before the story begins. It was a really good book.

Why do Waldo’s fictional books have such odd titles? It’s short, swift, full of witty dialogue and references to this period in time. The falsely impugned heroine, her rescue by her lover, and the happy ending put Laura solidly in the romantic suspense genre. Jul 19, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: There were many wonderful themes laced veda the story.

This was a search no man could make with his eyes alone; the heart must also be engaged. Women Crime Writers – US. The characters are quite well-drawn — if dangerously close to cartoonish on occasion — and it’s caspqry welcome to see oaura woman who has had so much independent success in such a central if, here, vulnerable role.

Because Kienie gave it five stars, and it was written by a woman, and it might be as smart not the right word?

Apr 29, TJ rated it really liked it Shelves: